Paloma Park

Saturday, October 7, 2023

9:00 to 10:30 PM

Beginner's Orienteering Class

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[image:O flag] Pre-register (Deadline Thursday, October 5, 11:59 PM)
(Pre-registration/pre-pay required)
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[image:O flag] Beginner's Training Details


On Saturday, October 7, 2023, from 9:00 to 10:30 PM, members of the Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club and the City of Peoria Parks and Recreation Department will present a clinic teaching basic navigation concepts used in orienteering. The clinic is offered outside at Paloma Park in Peoria, AZ, approximately 35 miles northwest of downtown Phoenix. (see directions). Participants will learn important techniques to navigate with a map and compass. While GPS receivers provide an easy way for people to navigate, conditions sometimes make the GPS units unreliable or unusable (navigating in deep canyons, dead batteries, etc.) Navigation techniques used in orienteering are an invaluable complement to navigating with a GPS receiver.

Additional information concerning our Beginner's Orienteering Training is found here.


NOTE: PRE-REGISTRATION/PRE-PAYMENT is REQUIRED. ( [image:O flag] Pre-register (Deadline: Thursday, October 5, 11:59 PM) )

Pre-registration for this event is required to control the size of our clinics. Knowing the number of participants allows us to plan the number of copies of our training materials.


The clinic costs $5 per person. Each participant must register separately. There is a limit of 15 participants.


9:00 PM Clinic begins. Please be on time for the class. We'll do our best to make our way through as much of the course material as possible. (Click here for general course information.)
10:30 PM Clinic ends. For those who want to practice what they've learned, we'll provide a map for a short course in Paloma Park. You're also welcome to join us at one of our many orienteering events listed at

What to bring:

Compass We prefer that participants bring their own compass. This will allow them to learn techniques during the training, then practice the techniques further at home. We will provide compasses to those who are not able to bring their own. See our classroom training summary here for additional details.


Follow this link for directions to the Paloma Park.